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Opinion: Candidates who Submit Resumes in .PDF Format

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Fisher Feb 2, 2010. 2 Replies

I find this to be a very interesting study in the mindset of a candidate. When I first began receiving resumes in this format, I took it as an indictment of recruiters and their moral compass. The…Continue

Tags: resumes, .PDF, Hood, Chris

Ketchup and Recruiters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hood Nov 6, 2009. 2 Replies

I read an article from some time ago by Malcolm Gladwell entitled "The Ketchup Conundrum" It discussed how Heinz…Continue

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My Future in Recruiting - Defined by the Tao of Jack Butler

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Crispin Nov 22, 2009. 9 Replies

My Future in Recruiting as Defined by The Tao of Jack Butler"I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great... and they are, they are terrific. But pretty…Continue

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Chris Hood posted a blog post

The Goal of Professional Relationships - To be like Someone or be Among Many?

Depending on the time I arrive at my office, I can predict with great accuracy the activity that will occur between the time I step out of my car and arrive at my desk. One of my favorites occurs every morning at 7:10. I know this explicitly because I try to arrive before 7a most mornings, but my children often have different designs on how their old man should be using his morning time.…See More
Apr 20, 2010
Chris Hood and Craig Fisher are now friends
Feb 6, 2010
Chris Hood commented on Dianne Delich's blog post 'Candididate Care and the Employer Brand'
"This is such a delicate subject. While I am not perfect, I try to accomplish a few things consistently with individuals I speak with. The main one is setting the expectation regarding follow up and communication. I let them know that I typically do…"
Feb 3, 2010
Chris Hood commented on Craig Fisher's blog post 'The Best Format for Your Resume (Hint: It's Not .PDF)'
"Thanks for the insight. As evidenced above, this is something that goes way beyond a surface level impresion, and can have an impact on one's ability to gain consideration for a job. The .PDF conundrum often finds me duplicating efforts by…"
Feb 2, 2010
Craig Fisher replied to Chris Hood's discussion 'Opinion: Candidates who Submit Resumes in .PDF Format'
"Chris, thanks for posting this question. I had a lively discussion on Twitter yesterday with several great Tweeps about this very subject. Many were under the impression that .PDF is either the standard or preferred format. Wrong. I have plenty to…"
Feb 2, 2010
Randy Levinson replied to Chris Hood's discussion 'Opinion: Candidates who Submit Resumes in .PDF Format'
"When I was in between jobs last year I was being careful to save my resume for sending in doc format (instead of docx) because I knew how disheartening it is to not even have a readable resume. It took me a short while before I started using PDF and…"
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Hood posted a blog post

What Can We Learn from Ignatius Reilly?

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him."— Jonathan SwiftIn my spare time (loosely defined term), I have committed myself to go back and re-read some of the classic literature assigned to me during my formative years. As I have started this new year out with a moral constitution directed towards happy, positive thoughts - Heart of Darkness is still collecting dust on my bookshelf. Mr. Kurtz will simply have to…See More
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Hood posted a discussion

Opinion: Candidates who Submit Resumes in .PDF Format

I find this to be a very interesting study in the mindset of a candidate. When I first began receiving resumes in this format, I took it as an indictment of recruiters and their moral compass. The more I have thought about it, I now see this as the ultimate sign of honesty and integrity on behalf of a candidate. By "locking" their resume in to a .PDF - they are essentially saying "This is who I am, and I am not changing." I appreciate this very much, and I find myself much more giddy with…See More
Feb 2, 2010
Chris Hood commented on Diane Prince Johnston's blog post 'How Does the Boss Tweet?'
"My goal is to focus on using context and common sense when posting, blogging, writing, etc anything that ends up in cyberspace. I work very hard to keep any material that I put out consistent with the audience who would be actively receiving my…"
Jan 26, 2010
Chris Hood commented on Rowan Watkins's blog post 'Business nutrition - you are what you eat'
"If you want to kick this up a notch in to the realm of maddening analogy - watch "Food Inc." The information in this movie - specifically the notion that 3 companies essentially control the food production and distribution function…"
Jan 12, 2010
Chris Hood and Dave Mendoza are now friends
Jan 8, 2010
Diane Prince Johnston commented on Chris Hood's blog post 'My New Year's Resolution - A Ban on Ceramic Dalmatians'
"Totally agree with you. My comment was somewhat in jest and my apologies to Vannah for misspelling her name :) p.s. Also nostalgic for the days of ignorance to trans fat and at the same time prefer organic and local produce. Long-haul vs. short…"
Jan 8, 2010
Chris Hood commented on Chris Hood's blog post 'My New Year's Resolution - A Ban on Ceramic Dalmatians'
"I think that Pat and Vannah influenced companies like Enron - where the money spent and consequences of limited oversite steered them in to catastrophe. Would you rather get 45% for a short burst, or 25% over the long-haul with stability?"
Jan 8, 2010
Diane Prince Johnston commented on Chris Hood's blog post 'My New Year's Resolution - A Ban on Ceramic Dalmatians'
"Like your post, however there was something to be said for Pat, Vanna and the 45% placement fee!"
Jan 8, 2010
Chris Hood replied to Paul Jacobs's discussion 'Job applicants handing over all social network logins and passwords for background checks'
"My first thought is "Holy Moly". But upon further thought, we are moving towards a collective mindset in which the best advice for social networking is to use discretion when putting things in the public domain. If your name is attached…"
Jan 7, 2010
Chris Hood updated their profile
Jan 7, 2010

Profile Information

Name
Chris Hood
Location
Dallas
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate, Recruiter, Executive, Vendor/Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
5 - 9 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries, Basic Materials, Conglomerates, Consumer Goods, Financial, Industrial, Technology, Utilities
Website
http://recruitersandbox.com
Blog
http://hoodatwork.com
Online profile/Homepage
http://linkedin.com/in/chrishood1
LinkedIn Profile
http://linkedin.com/in/chrishood1
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/choodatwork

Chris Hood's Blog

The Goal of Professional Relationships - To be like Someone or be Among Many?

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Depending on the time I arrive at my office, I can predict with great accuracy the activity that will occur between the time I step out of my car and arrive at my desk. One of my favorites occurs every morning at 7:10…

Continue

What Can We Learn from Ignatius Reilly?

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 1:20am 0 Comments

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him."

— Jonathan Swift



In my spare time (loosely defined term), I have committed myself to go back and re-read some of the classic literature assigned to me during my formative years. As I have started this new year out with a moral constitution directed towards happy, positive thoughts - Heart of Darkness is still collecting dust on my bookshelf. Mr. Kurtz… Continue

My New Year's Resolution - A Ban on Ceramic Dalmatians

Posted on January 6, 2010 at 7:00pm 3 Comments

My New Year’s Resolution is quite simple. I will no longer be brainwashed by Pat Sajak.



In a less cryptic manner of speaking – I intend on imposing a ban on “Ceramic Dalmatians.” Wait. What?



For reasons unbeknownst to me, memories of my childhood are cluttered by the recollection of watching daytime… Continue

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 2:08pm 0 Comments



"Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an [expletive deleted] in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer..."



-Clark W. Griswold (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1989)



Yep, that sums up the outlook for the 2008 holiday season and the promise of prosperity in 2009. Only it was not Cousin… Continue

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At 5:48am on November 24, 2009, Dr Simon Harding said…
Thanks for connecting !
At 8:52pm on November 19, 2009, Rayanne said…
I love that you are reading the book upside down in your profile pic! nice touch.
At 3:54pm on November 19, 2009, Slouch gave Chris Hood a gift
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Just in case you lose the first pair
At 3:44pm on November 19, 2009, Traci Deveau said…
Congratulations Chris...well deserved.
At 9:04am on November 19, 2009, Fran Hogan gave Chris Hood a gift
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Congratulations Chris! You will need these for your trip to Mexico...Whoo-hoo Well done
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